Happening in the Legislature This Week

Crossover has begun in the State House, with House bills moving on to Senate committees, as you’ll see below. Also looming are House votes on the budget. Here’s what’s on tap for the rest of this week:

Tuesday

Cost saving measures: Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on HB 325, which is relative to public employee suggestions for cost-saving measures (1 p.m. State House Room 103).

Rest area naming rights: Senate Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on HB 635, which would establish a committee to study state rest areas and relative to the solicitation of requests for proposals for the naming rights to rest areas (1 p.m. LOB Room 103)

Gainful occupation: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 124, which is relative to the determination of gainful occupation for a group II member receiving an accidental disability retirement allowance from the retirement system (9 a.m. State House Room 100).

Retired, rehired workers: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 342, which would require NH Retirement System employers to report compensation paid to retired members of the retirement system. (9:15 a.m. State House Room 100).

Differential pay: Senate Executive Departments and Administration Committee will hold a hearing on HB 477, which sets differential pay for certain state employees providing direct care to inmates and patients (9:45 a.m. State House Room 100)

Wednesday

Budget and capital improvements: House is in session to vote on HB 1 and HB 2, the budget and trailer bill. The House will also vote on HB 25, the capital appropriations bill. (10 a.m. State House Representatives’ Hall).

Notes on other bills we’re following

HB 443, which bans prison privatization, and HB 591, which would compel agencies to establish policies to deal with abusive work environments, have both been referred to Senate committees. We’ll be sure to update you with any progress, including when hearings are scheduled.

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